Friday, June 18, 2010

Fashion Friday

I made a surprising find at my local Target store a few months ago. Now, don't judge me and I am definitely NOT pregnant, but I purchased a dress from the maternity section. I know, I know. But it was really cute and it turns out I am an Extra Small in maternity! I love it when I am an Extra Small in anything. I am not a big girl, by any means. I am 5'4" and weigh in around 135 on a good day, but I am "curvy". My "big girl" cousins smirks and scoffs when I say this, but I am not using the term curvy as a euphemism for chunky like most people do, I am using it in the original way, like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Ha! Not that I look anything like either of them, but you get the picture. My chest and my hip measurements are equal and my waist is 11" smaller. This is a big difference and it's often hard to find clothes that fit well. So I tried on this adorable dress and I bought it, because it fit well, it was cute, and it was on sale! I have worn it multiple times and not a single person would have guessed it was from the preggo section (ya know, if I hadn't told every single person I know that it was).

I went back to Target on Tuesday and scoped out the maternity dresses, thinking I might get lucky, again. I did.

I bought three more dresses! $70 total for three knit dresses that I can wear casually or to work. As my mother would say, "You can't beat that with a stick"!

I also saw these two online and I want them, too!

But my local Target didn't have them... *pout* I think I am going to be stalking the maternity section this summer. Whatever works, right?


Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! I did too!!!

If you read my post this week, you will know I love dresses. And I am a pear shape, so the best shape on me is the empire waist kind.

So, all of my dresses honestly, could morph into maternity dresses. I didn't buy any of the ones pictured.

I bought this dress.

It's really cute and comfy.

Becca said...

Another non-mum here. I love the empire lines, too, and I have two maternity dresses from Top Shop that just drape so beautifully! One of the issues I have with Top Shop is the height of their hemlines, but that's not an issue with their maternity stuff. I guess they don't think that a mum-to-be should be dressing like a floozy!